A great deal of importance has been given to modesty in Islam. A modest life extends to all aspects of one’s life, including the clothes one wears. Hence, a large number of women around the world currently practice wearing hijab to cover their hair and also prefers opting for loose clothing options or modest dresses. But at the same time it important for women who wear hijab to remember that hair health is just as important as body health. Girls should make sure their hair is well taken care of. They should practice a proper hair care routine.                                             

This is why we have put together a list of hair care tips for Hijabi women.

  • Maintaining a proper routine

Women wearing hijab must use products such as shampoo, conditioner, hair masks and hair serums to maintain a healthy hair routine.

Make sure you wash and condition your hair twice or thrice at the very least. Knowing what products are best for your hair is also essential in maintaining hair health.

  • Regular hair cuts

Getting regular hair trims is also very important in promoting hair growth. It helps you get rid of split ends and helps you avoid hair breakage.

  • Using Breathable Fabrics for Hijabs and Under-caps

Material that you use to cover your hair will also have great impact on your hair. Harsh and rough material can make your hair frizzy and might also lead to hair breakage.

Hence it is very important to use Breathable and light material. You should opt for options like Cotton Hijab, Jersey Hijab, Georgette Hijab and other breathable materials out there.

  • Oiling and Massaging your Hair Regularly

Wearing hijab requires you to keep your hair tied. Hence, it is important to use oil as hair care to keep it healthy, shiny and to protect them from damage due to regular wear and tear. When oil is applied to the scalp it helps in exfoliation, which in effect reduces hair loss.

Massaging the scalp helps in eliminating dead skin cells and oiling nourishes the scalp which in effect reduces hair loss. Oil protects the hair from further damage and promotes scalp health.

  • Using Loose and Cloth hair ties:

The trendy hijab styles requires one to tie their hair tightly, which causes hair breakage. Which also causes hair thinning.

In light of this, it is recommended that you pick styles that allow you to tie your hair in loose and comfortable buns. Furthermore, it is better to use soft and breathable fabric hair ties instead of elastic ones that can cause hair breakage.


Keeping your hair healthy and shiny requires a regular hair care routine. It is difficult to determine the best treatment for hair thinning and hair loss because of so many causes. Nevertheless, scalp health is crucial for maintaining hair growth.


- Aqsa Favad 

Modest Essentials 


September 16, 2022 — Aqsa Chhapra

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